In 2010, Irish couple Eamon O'Hara and Tanya Treacy took the bold decision to move to the south of France. Spurred on by the desire to give their children a more wholesome upbringing, but also to create a lifestyle that could better accommodate work, family and personal interests, what was once a romantic dream now became a reality.
In stepping out of the mainstream and attempting to live life differently they took a risk, not only with their careers, but also with their finances and their family's wellbeing, but it was a risk they felt was worth taking in the pursuit of greater happiness and a chance to realise their dreams. However, faced with dodgy builders, truculent neighbours, insect invasions, financial worries and the stresses of launching a new tourism business, Eamon and Tanya soon discovered that the road to a dream life seldom runs smooth. Yet now living in a beautiful château with untamed forest at their doorstep and a swimming pool in the front garden, the good life is close at hand.
Witty, honest and thought-provoking, this is a positive, inspiring story about life change and the real challenges of starting a new life in a foreign country. More than just an anecdotal account, A French Renaissance? also provides real practical insights into and a very honest assessment of the reality of making a new home in rural France. This book will appeal to all those who dream of starting a new life abroad, as well as those who wish to escape the rat race and find a different rhythm.
A French Renaissance? is the perfect holiday read, and might just be the inspiration you need to start your own life-changing adventure.
No. of Pages
216 x 138
About the Author
Eamon O’Hara is a freelance writer, entrepreneur and European policy specialist. A co-founder of Carlow Brewing Company (O'Hara's Brewery), he now lives with his wife and children in southwest France, where they run a successful tourism business.